George Washington Bridge Slashes Commuters’ Tires

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Numerous commuters were met with unfortunate circumstances last night on their way into Manhattan. An exposed “finger joint” on the George Washington Bridge gave 20 drivers flat tires on the way into New York from New Jersey, reports Gothamist. Delays were reportedly so severe, miles of cars were lined up waiting to get into Manhattan. One [&hellip
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Third Soldier in Danny Chen Suicide Case Is Sentenced

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Specialist gets a lighter punishment than expected The third military member to go on trial in connection with the Danny Chen suicide case was sentenced to three months in prison and a demotion to private. The punishment again drew the ire of the Chinatown community. Spc. Thomas Porter Curtis pled guilty to hazing, two counts [&hellip
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Con Ed Guessed on a Bunch of Electricity Bills This Summer Based on Rudimentary Math

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Via Wiki Commons The New York Times is reporting Con Ed may have overcharged numerous electricity consumers this summer because of limited access to meters during the lockout. Many customers were charged more than ever despite, in some cases, being out of town for much of the summer. (by Alissa Fleck) At first, reports the Times, Con Ed [&hellip
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Columbia Freshman Dies After Falling Out of 114th Street Building

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A Columbia student fell to her death from her dorm last night in what was originally reported as an accident but is now being treated as a possible suicide. Martha Corey-Ochoa, who was 18-years-old, fell from her 14th floor dorm around 11 p.m., reports Gothamist. The freshman’s dorm was on 114th Street in Manhattan. Columbia’s [&hellip
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How and Where to Watch the Republican National Convention in NYC

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The opening night of the GOP Convention in Tampa may have been canceled due to inclement weather, but it takes a lot more than bad weather to keep New Yorkers from coming out to cheer, boo or be entirely indifferent to national political happenings. Below are a couple ways to engage your political sensibilities this [&hellip
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The Botched Spanish Fresco Restoration: Ageism in the Art World?

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“Despite Good Intentions,” states the headline of a New York Times piece about the elderly woman in Spain who performed an amateur “restoration” of a century-old church fresco, “a Fresco in Spain Is Ruined.” Good intentions or not, the woman destroyed a priceless, irreplaceable work of art. 80-year-old Cecilia Gimenez took to the more than [&hellip
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LGBTQ History Becomes Focus of Saving 186 Spring Street Federal Style House

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By Alissa Fleck When the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) first discovered that developer Stephan Boivin intended to raze the 1824 federal style house formerly belonging to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, the group focused primarily on the house’s architectural merit. Boivin’s development group, Nordica, hoped to transform the house into apartments and retail [&hellip
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Bay Ridge Street Food Vendor Awarded “Most Heroic”

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Sammy Kassem is a hero in an unlikely place. The Bay Ridge street vendor is also the Vendy Awards’ first honoree of 2012.  According to a statement by the Urban Justice Center, a “non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers,” Kassem is being honored for “his perseverance [&hellip
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“Toddlers & Tiaras” Fashion Controversy Recalls French Vogue Scandal

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What’s acceptable fashion for a 3-year-old? What about a 6-year-old? Where do you draw the line? The topic is recurrently explored on TLC’s reality television series, Toddlers & Tiaras, which has been extremely controversial since its 2009 debut. It’s also causing fallout well beyond the realm of television, reaffirming the notion—for some—that any publicity is [&hellip
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